Goal: R5,000.00 | Still Needed: R5,000.00 | Total Supporters So Far: 0 | Amount of People in Need: 118
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
How do you feed the hungry children in a poverty-stricken Limpopo village?
The same way.
Motswadibe Drop-In Centre was established in 2008 by Vicky Mpobana and a group of other concerned women. Their section of Moroke, a rural village, was abundant in youngsters living in child-headed households or being raised by their grandparents. An alarming number of them went around hungry; lots of them had no-one to help them with homework.
Because of this, they put up a shack and started not only feeding children from it, but helping them with homework, giving them advice and teaching them how to live.
In other words, completely changing everything.
Through bits of corrugated iron here and a few bricks there, by 2011 the team had built themselves a centre.
It is to this very centre that the village’s vulnerable children flock every day after school. This is where some of them receive food – 68 out of 118 of them, to be exact, because that’s the number of children that the Department of Social Development pays a quarterly grant for – but all of them receive loving support.
The centre’s biggest challenge is stretching the R9 per day that the grant pays for those 68 children as far as it can go. It might not be much, not to you, but the R9’s worth of change lying in your car’s cupholder is a plate of pap, beans, and vegetables to a hungry Moroke child.
Photographer: Alfred from AH Media House and Projects | Voice Artist: Thulisa Mayalo | Writer: Ané Breytenbach
Type of Cause:Children and Youth, Counselling, Education, Hunger Relief